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Gay Parenting Sedona AZ

Becoming parents can be a big decision for gay and lesbian couples, with many factors to consider. Should you adopt, or get a surrogate or donor? What’s the best way to raise a child as same-sex parents? Check below for related information, products and services.

Dr. Florence Rosiello, Ph.D.
(928) 203-9821
151 Moonlight Drive
Sedona, AZ
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Elderly Persons Disorders,Gay Lesbian Issues,HIV/AIDS,Infertility or Adoption,Loss or Grief,Personality Disorders
Gender
Female
Education
Certificate in psychotherapy - Instititute for Contemporary PsychotherapyCertificate in marriage/couples counseling - Institute for Contemporary PsychotherapyPhD - New York UniversityMasters's - Columbia UniversityBachelor's - Fordham University
Insurance
Yes

Susannah Fox, MA, LPC, CAS
(928) 301-6964
Sedona, AZ
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Child or Adolescent Issues,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence
Gender
Female
Education
Master's in Counseling from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZTraining in following areas: EMDR, Equine Assisted Therapy, Sand Tray Work, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Post Induction Training with Pia Mellody (2011)
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Susannah Fox

Elisa M. Thomas MA LMFT
(928) 202-1767
1487 W. State Route 89A, #7
Sedona, AZ
 
Ms. Michelle Wolfgram
(602) 769-1170
5040 E Shea Blvd Suite 268
Scottsdale, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Arizona
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

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Ms. Judith McHale
Judith McHale, M.A.Ed., LPC
(602) 953-5208
3420 East Shea Boulevard Suite 215
Phoenix, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in Arizona
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Linda Davis
(928) 203-0751
Sedona, AZ
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Daniel Bejesky
(928) 239-4501
Cottonwood, AZ
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

SpiritQuest Retreats
(928) 282-2509
210 Sunset Dr
Sedona, AZ
Specialties
Couples retreats

Ms. Anna Valenti-Anderson
SANE Resources
(623) 695-0064
2400 E. Arizona Biltmore Circle Bldg 4, Ste 2430
Phoenix, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LISAC, CSAT-S
Licensed in Arizona
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Personality Disorders, Sexuality Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Lynn Barinbaum
Lynn Barinbaum LCSW
(480) 946-1610
8149 N. 87th Place Suite 203
Scottsdale, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, DCSW. BCD
Licensed in Arizona
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Gay Dad - Parenting Information and Advice for Gay Dads

Useful Resource Sites for Gay Dads

While gay dads have always been around, the past couple of decades have seen them emerging from the closet. Owning up to one's homosexuality always requires courage. However, it is even more difficult for gay dads who may be concerned about the effect of their 'declaration' on their children. There is, after all, the very real fear that their children may become the targets of abuse from people with a prejudice against homosexuality .

These are some facts regarding gay dads:

  • With the legal and social stigma against homosexuality lifting, an increasing number of gay dads (and lesbian moms), who have been through a heterosexual marriage, have started coming out about their sexuality.
  • Over the last two decades, the number of gay men (and lesbian women), whether single or couples, who are choosing to have children outside socially approved marriage norms, in also on the rise.
  • Gay dads are as concerned about their children as heterosexual fathers-whether biological or adoptive-and work equally hard at providing them with a loving and secure home.
  • Gay dads (and lesbian moms) continue to come up against hostile attitudes to their parenthood. This is partly in due to a commonly held belief that children of gay parents are more likely to become gays themselves. Research has however shown that there is no truth in this assumption.

Resources for gay dads are amazingly slim. However, here...

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AZ Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"Marriage between persons of the same sex is void and prohibited"; Ariz.Rev. Stat. Ann. ' 25 101